Monday, July 18, 2005

Yet Another Version of Creationism

It turns out that the Kansas school system really has their hands full, trying to decide which creation stories to teach in their public schools. The most astounding aspect about this alternative creation story (linked) is that it actually contains graphs to substantiate its claims created from scientifically tested data. The enterprising presenter of this alternative er, story also sells mugs and t-shirts to help to make this particular belief system more accessible (and therefore, more acceptable) to the public.

I can see by reading the highly entertaining FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] that Mr. Bobby, this alternative creationist's founder, not only claims to be an unemployed scientist, but he needs to take remedial spelling (unlike me -- I was the former spelling champion for my entire grade school. Although it is painfully obvious that spelling really doesn't matter because only six people in the entire United States can properly spell most words so misspellings are not only shockingly common, but are acceptable and even something to be proud of).

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Blogger thePsychologist said...

It's a very amusing site, but what's truly hilarious is that for all intents and purposes there really is no difference between this so called theory and the more accepted intelligent design theory from the viewpoint of science. Jokes aside, I find it really sad that so many people want intelligent design theory taught in public schools. :( I'm glad I don't live in Kansas.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Smilin' Jack said...

Never mind ID...I'm pissed off that no one is teaching my own theory, Stupid Design (SD)--the thesis that God is a Moron. Evidence is everywhere (e.g. toenails.) Who do I have to sue?

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

About spelling--a 'talent' of which I have less and less skill as my blogs roll by. Just want to add that I do not think spelling is a reflection of intelligence or lack thereof.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Trix said...

Mugs! No one told me I can get a mug! Praise be, the lord is not only intelligent, but a good marketer, too!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Walking Wounded said...

Take it from me, spelling has nothing to do with intelligence. On a good day I look like a loony on paper (thank heaven for spell check). I think I inherited it from my dad, he was a lousy speller too. My Mom on the otherhand knew how to spell words even if she didn't know what they meant. Now that was a talent...

I actually want to a Creationist vs. Evolutionist seminar in '96 when I was at Uni. About 45 min. in to it I was completely disappointed with those who were promoting creationism/intelligent design.

To set the record straight I was a developmental bio major but had taken a few theology courses while at Uni - so I wouldn't say I was biased. But after that seminar, I am biased in favor of scientists because they actually conduct scientific reasoning! The creationists were always a few sandwiches short in their picnic basket of reasoning. Especially, regarding carbon dating.

Peace.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous pablo said...

Sheesh! I DO live in Kansas (but I hope to move to Missouri, which is actually seeming like a more progressive state lately).

9:21 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

I'll believe in God when they start giving out free tshirts and pizza. Any good marketing campaign to science types starts there.

3:13 PM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

J Polák; I am glad I don't live there, either. I worry that I might one day be offered a tenure-track position there .. and it'll be a choice between teaching ID in Kansas and cat sitting in NYC .. hrm, which would I choose?

Smilin' Jack .. I agree that SD is a great hypothesis to be teaching.

Tabor; I also have found my spelling abilities are declining. I think it is the result of reading so many mispelled words in other people's websites, blogs, ads, resumes and whatnot. Or maybe I am fooling myself, maybe it's just brainrot?

Trix and Utenzi; Even my friends tell me that I need to earn a marketing degree, cuz that's where the jobs are. Incidentally, I think that the marketing department gives out free mugs and t-shirts to all graduates with their diplomas.

Walking Wounded; you would be interested to read this book, Unintelligent Design by Mark Perakh.

Pablo; That's sadly funny. On the other hand, I think Kansas is flatter'n .. Missouri .. a pancake .. erm, both. So if you move, you can have visual scenery along with freedom of thought.

GrrlScientist

1:31 PM  

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